The show follows the funeral home, which has been in business for over 30 years, as it fulfills the family’s last wishes for their loved ones. Unlike traditional funeral homes, Golden Gate specializes in a positive and theatrical ode to life. As owner John Beckwith Jr. says, “If [the deceased] wanted to dunk a basketball, we can make that happen.”According to Beckwith, each service can cost up to $40,000.
In one of the episodes viewers will get to see Willie McCoy funeral. He became famous for singing the iconic jingle for Chili’s baby back ribs. During the show he’ll be remembered for his the theme. McCoy’s pallbearers will be singing it as they carry him out in a casket shaped like a smoker. The pastor was wearing a chef’s hat, and live pigs will be present.
“Best Funeral Ever” will air Sundays, at 10 p.m. on TLC.
Will you be watching?